Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Sweet, sweet day..a much better birthday than the past three. ; )

Let's see..last year Ches was sick, and I cleaned the garage on my birthday after just having had uterine surgery.  Two years ago, I had just miscarried, and it was awful.  Three years ago, my grandmother's funeral was planned for MY birthday.  It was a long, hard day.  It was about time I had a restful, calm day.

I woke up to three very happy children!  It is so sweet that they wanted to spoil me today.  They are precious.  Here was the table (our Birthday Central):
there was a small crowd of fluffy sweetness and they were holding up a sign.
It says, "Happy Birth Day!" (3 sections!)
and?  There was a "cake":
A triple-layer cake! ; ) (and yes! that IS a Brighton bag back there!) heehee
So, we sat in the floor, and opened presents, cards, and coupon books (for hugs and massages and help cleaning and even laundry!).  They went out with their daddy and bought some thoughtful things: a glass vase with an "H" etched in it, a rhinestoned stapler, tape holder, and pen cup, and some jewelry!  They were thinking of me. ; )  I'm buying a Silhouette SD machine online, but I'm having trouble deciding and committing.  I want the adhesive acrylic to go with it too-and I have to make a decision about colors and length of acrylic rolls...DeCiSiOnS!

Anyway, we had lunch and dinner out, enjoyed a fab-u-lous cake from Rick's Bakery!  (and my daughter somehow thought it needed embellishing?  She added an "M" and a heart.  In red.
We seriously didn't get a picture of it pre-M, or even out of the box.  But it was DELISH! : )
And in the afternoon, everyone settled in and we all did our own thing...and I made baby shower invitations. ; )  I know, but it was fun!

I started with blue baby footprint paper, added a cute poem about tiny baby feet, printed on vellum, then tied them with sheer baby blue ribbon:
Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, with love and grace the Sloat family grows..   God bless them!
And..I hesitate to tell you.  But I've known a couple weeks, and it's all that's on my mind right now.  I didn't make a birthday wish, and didn't blow out candles.  I got a happy wish-early.  We had totally stopped trying and thinking about it..but I'm pregnant.  My lab tests week before last were very good (772 and 1637, with progesterone at 21.7), and I have an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday morning.

I'm totally fine, and now that I've passed my first hurdle (six weeks), my next one is twelve weeks.  Only God knows the plan He has for me, and He'll follow it through to completion, and I'm only here for the ride.  

I know how I feel when I tell no one and miscarry.  I know how I feel when too many people know, and I miscarry.  The fact is I have too much experience at this.  But, I'm willing to take my chances.  I just feel different.  And if it doesn't go well..Well, I may need to talk about it. : )

Thankful for a day of joy with my three sweet kids and my thoughtful husband-and ready for what God has planned for the next year of my life.  : )
Hope you had a great day too!


Jen Snow said...

Oh, my gosh!! I'm SO happy for you Holly! I got a big hug for you next time I see you!! :) Congradulations Sweetie!

Holly said...

Thank you, Jen!! You are so sweet, and I need a big hug! (and prayers would be great too!) : )

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Holly, that's such wonderful news!!!! Hugs and love and prayers headed your way!!!

Unknown said...

I am sobbing with JOY Holls. OMGoodness. This is wonderful news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. AND...a big Happy Birthday to you...from one Virgo to another. LOVE you...MUAHHHHHHHH!

Misty said...

I am so glad that you had a great birthday this year!! So happy that you are expecting :) Lots of love and prayers.

Our Diabetic Warrior said...

CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Birthday!

Tracy1918 said...

Yay! What a blessing. I am so happy for you!!

And the stuffed animals were too cute! You are loved!

Meri said...

Oh Holly!! I am so sincerely over the top excited and happy for you!

Continued prayers for a healthy pregnancy. <3 Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Holly!!

Amy said...

HAppy belated birthday, my friend! And, I meant to let you know I received the coin pouch and laughed out loud and the note inside the ID pocket. You are too cool. I love peeps that pay attention to teh little details! Smiles galore . . ..